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Liberal run Asheville NC, has seen a sharp rise in violent crime.

rednecker

Posted 9:26 am, 09/14/2022

Voter Registration Statistics – August 2022 (Primary Election)*
Party NameRegistered VotersPercent
Republican1,434,83834.52%
Democratic1,287,17930.97%

So 8 of 10 are red.

hangsleft

Posted 8:32 am, 09/14/2022

udfred

Posted 3:26 pm, 09/13/2022

93% Icelandic. Lol

Acumen

Posted 12:44 pm, 09/13/2022

udfred (view profile)

Posted 12:37 pm, 09/13/2022

Red who's doing all the crime in those states

It seems it is Trump's trumpettes who are going to jail.

Acumen

Posted 12:39 pm, 09/13/2022

Iceland is also socialist.

Acumen

Posted 12:38 pm, 09/13/2022

Iceland.

udfred

Posted 12:37 pm, 09/13/2022

Red who's doing all the crime in those states

udfred

Posted 12:35 pm, 09/13/2022

Lol you cherry pick everything on the other side
What's the safest country again

Acumen

Posted 11:52 am, 09/13/2022

You cherry pick liberal cities but totally overlook that red state has the highest crime rates.

Acumen

Posted 11:48 am, 09/13/2022

IDK, why don't you tell us?

udfred

Posted 11:33 am, 09/13/2022

Acu the last two big headlines who were the murders and how many times had they been let out.

Acumen

Posted 11:26 am, 09/13/2022

udfred (view profile)

Posted 8:23 am, 09/13/2022

Look on the bright side if AOC gets to be president she is going to cut the prison population in half.
Also give everyone who walks across the border federal benefits.
Venezuela here we come

Considering that most of the people who are in prison are black people who are mainly there to stop them from voting.

DB Cooper

Posted 10:20 am, 09/13/2022

Since when did Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico become red states? Must have been after August of 2022.

presto

Posted 10:08 am, 09/13/2022

If you recall Asheville was among the first to declare themselves a SANCTUARY CITY

presto

Posted 10:07 am, 09/13/2022

rednecker

Posted 9:02 am, 09/13/2022

Top 10 states with the most violent crime are all red states

10. Arizona

• Violent crime rate: 474.9 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 369 (19th highest)

• Imprisonment rate: 740 adults per 100,000 (6th highest)

• Poverty rate: 14% (14th highest)

• Most dangerous city: Tucson

There were 474.9 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in Arizona in 2018 – more than the 380.6 per 100,000 national rate. The state's higher-than-average violent crime rate still represents a marked improvement from 2017, when there were 505.7 incidents per 100,000 people. The state reported a 4.5% reduction in the number of violent crimes committed between 2017 and 2018 – greater than the 3% national improvement.

As is often the case in states with high crime, Arizona has a relatively large prison population. There are 740 adults incarcerated in state and federal prisons for every 100,000 state residents 18 and over, the sixth highest imprisonment rate among states.


9. South Carolina

• Violent crime rate: 488.3 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 392 (16th highest)

• Imprisonment rate: 494 adults per 100,000 (23rd highest)

• Poverty rate: 15.3% (9th highest)

• Most dangerous city: Greenwood

South Carolina is one of five southern states to rank among the 10 most dangerous states in the country. There were 24,825 violent crimes in the state in 2018, or 488.3 for every 100,000 people. Aggravated assualt and murder are especially concentrated in the state. There were 7.7 homicides and 362.8 aggravated assaults for every 100,000 people in South Carolina in 2018, the sixth and seventh highest rates among

states, respectively.


8. Missouri

• Violent crime rate: 502.1 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 607 (8th highest)

• Imprisonment rate: 687 adults per 100,000 (7th highest)

• Poverty rate: 13.2% (19th highest)

• Most dangerous city: St. Louis

Missouri is one of only eight states nationwide with a violent crime rate of more than 500 incidents per 100,000. Crime in Missouri is generally concentrated in major cities. In St. Louis, for example, there were 1,800.4 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in 2018, nearly five times the national violent crime rate of 380.6 per 100,000.

The murder rate in Missouri is particularly high. There were 607 homicides in the state in 2018, equal to 9.9 for every 100,000 people, the second highest murder rate of any state, after only Lousiana.


7. Alabama

• Violent crime rate: 519.6 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 383 (18th highest)

• Imprisonment rate: 626 adults per 100,000 (10th highest)

• Poverty rate: 16.8% (7th highest)

• Most dangerous city: Anniston

Alabama's violent crime rate of 519.6 incidents per 100,000 is the seventh highest among states. In the United States, poorer areas tend to have higher crime rates, and Alabama is no exception. The state's poverty rate of 16.8% is also the seventh highest in the country and well above the 13.1% national poverty rate.

Aggravated assualt and murder are especially concentrated in the state. There were 7.8 homicides and 387.6 aggravated assaults for every 100,000 people in Alabama in 2018, each the fifth highest rate among states.


6. Louisiana

• Violent crime rate: 537.5 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 530 (12th highest)

• Imprisonment rate: 942 adults per 100,000 (the highest)

• Poverty rate: 18.6% (3rd highest)

• Most dangerous city: Opelousas

There were 25,049 violent crimes committed in Louisiana in 2018, or 537.5 for every 100,000 people – the sixth highest among states. Louisiana also locks up a larger share of its population than any other state. There are 942 adults incarcerated in Louisiana state and federal prisons for every 100,000 residents 18 and older, the highest imprisonment rate of any state.

Crime rates tend to be higher in lower income areas with limited economic opportunity. In Louisiana, 18.6% of the population lives below the poverty line compared to 13.1% of Americans. Additionally, 4.9% of the state's labor force was out of work in 2018, well above the 3.9% national unemployment rate.


5. Nevada

• Violent crime rate: 541.1 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 202 (25th lowest)

• Imprisonment rate: 584 adults per 100,000 (13th highest)

• Poverty rate: 12.9% (23rd highest)

• Most dangerous city: North Las Vegas

The number of violent crimes committed in Nevada in 2018 fell by 1.5% from 2017 to 2018. The state also reported near nation-leading declines in murder and robbery, 24.1% and 20.2%, respectively. Still, the state also reported a 22.8% increase in rape over the same period, the second largest increase among states, and its overall violent crime rate of 541.1 per 100,000 people is the fifth highest in the country.

North Las Vegas ranks as the most dangerous city in Nevada, with a violent crime rate of 966.1 per 100,000.

4. Arkansas

• Violent crime rate: 543.6 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 216 (23rd highest)

• Imprisonment rate: 781 adults per 100,000 (4th highest)

• Poverty rate: 17.2% (5th highest)

• Most dangerous city: West Memphis

Despite a slightly larger than average 3.6% reduction in violent crime from 2017 to 2018, Arkansas ranks among the five most dangerous states in the country. There were 543.6 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the state in 2018, far higher than the 380.6 per 100,000 national rate.

Arkansas's violent crime rate is due in no small part to the concentration of violence in a handful of cities. For example, in Pine Bluff there were 1,609.2 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in 2018. In West Memphis, the most dangerous city in the state, there were 1,970.2 per 100,000.


3. Tennessee

• Violent crime rate: 623.7 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 498 (13th highest)

• Imprisonment rate: 553 adults per 100,000 (18th highest)

• Poverty rate: 15.3% (9th highest)

• Most dangerous city: Memphis

Tennessee has the highest violent crime rate of any state in the South and the third highest of any state nationwide. There were 42,226, violent crimes in Tennessee in 2018, more than double the number reported in Virginia, a state home to over 1.5 million more people than Tennessee.

Much of the violence reported in Tennessee in 2018 was committed in Memphis. The city accounted for roughly 30% of all violent crime in Tennessee and ranks as the most dangerous city in the state with a violent crime rate of 1,943.2 per 100,000.


2. New Mexico

• Violent crime rate: 856.6 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 167 (22nd lowest)

• Imprisonment rate: 448 adults per 100,000 (23rd lowest)

• Poverty rate: 19.5% (2nd highest)

• Most dangerous city: Gallup

New Mexico's violent crime rate of 856.6 incidents per 100,000 people is the highest in the contiguous 48 states and second highest nationwide. There were 17,949 violent crimes reported in New Mexico in 2018, a 10.1% increase from the previous year and the largest increase of any state.

Crime tends to be higher in areas where large shares of the population are struggling. In New Mexico, which is one of only two states with a violent crime rate more than double the national average, 19.5% of the population lives below the poverty line


1. Alaska

• Violent crime rate: 885 per 100,000 people

• Total 2018 murders: 47 (12th lowest)

• Imprisonment rate: 343 adults per 100,000 (14th lowest)

• Poverty rate: 10.9% (13th lowest)

• Most dangerous city: Anchorage

There were 885 violent crimes in Alaska for every 100,000 people in 2018, the most of any state and well above the national rate of 380.6 per 100,000. As is typically the case, aggravated assault accounts for the vast majority of violence in the state.

Rape, too, is especially common in Alaska. There were 161.6 rapes reported for every 100,000 people in Alaska in 2018, by far the highest rape rate of any state. Crime can tend to concentrate in areas that lack economic opportunity. In Alaska, 6.6% of the population was out of a job in 2018, the highest annual unemployment rate among states.

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udfred

Posted 8:23 am, 09/13/2022

Look on the bright side if AOC gets to be president she is going to cut the prison population in half.
Also give everyone who walks across the border federal benefits.
Venezuela here we come

Veritas 71

Posted 7:45 am, 09/13/2022

H.I.S.

hillbilly666

Posted 7:40 am, 09/13/2022

LOL

So many "law enforcement sources" to back up there claims of rising crime but no statistics? APD has squandered any bit of good will they had with the community over and over again and now they're trying to scare the public into liking them and forking over whatever they want budget wise.

leo(law enforcement officer)

Posted 7:05 am, 09/13/2022

Duncan is Van Duncan who happens to be a native of Wilkes County, he attended the old Union Elementary in Cricket when his father who was a bank executive moved the family to the Asheville area after being transferred there, I'm pretty sure Duncan still has relatives here in Wilkes, he's a super nice guy.

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